Wilton® Ready-for-Winter Attire Gingerbread Cookies
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Wilton® Ready-for-Winter Attire Gingerbread Cookies

The smell of cookies baking is such a wonderful holiday memory. You'll have fun decorating these boys and girls for your dessert table.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Wilton® Gingerbread Cookie Kit
  • Wilton® Ginger Pop Cookie Kit (Small Cookies)
  • Wilton® Holiday Candy Decorations – Mini Multi-colored Candies
  • Wilton® Fondant Roller, 9"
  • Wilton® Piping Gel
  • Wilton® Brush Set
  • Wilton® Spatula
  • Ruler
  • Knife

Project Instructions

Gingerbread Boy with Red Overalls and Green Stocking Cap

For hat, roll a ½" ball of green fondant into a cone shape. Base of hat will be 1¼"x1½". Pipe icing ball on tip. Attach hat to head with icing. Pipe icing zigzags for band of hat.

Pipe dots of icing for eyes and line for mouth.

Roll out red and green fondant 1/16" thick. Cut 1¾"x1" high pants, ¼"x1" high suspenders, 1/8"x1" long striped trims. Attach fondant pieces to cookie with dots of icing.

Add green miniature colored candies for buttons with dots of icing. To make bow tie, roll two ¼"x¼" balls of green fondant into teardrop shapes. Have points meet and attach to neck with icing.

Roll 1/8" ball of fondant for knot; attach with piping gel.

Gingerbread Girl Cookies with Striped Dress

Repeat same process as boy for hat and face. Pipe lines for hair.

For bow on hat, roll out red fondant log 1/16"x2" long. Fold in half, meeting in center, roll tiny ball for knot; attach with icing. Ice dress smooth with white icing. Cut red fondant into 1/8"x1¾" long strips (make six) and attach to dress with piping gel.

For band on neckline, cut 1/8"x1¾" red fondant strip; for sleeve bands cut two 1/8"x1¾" long red fondant strips.

For ruffles cut a 3½"x½" red fondant strip and gather at skirt hem.

Attach all pieces to dress with piping gel.


For easels for both cookies

Use cardboard base in box to cut into 1¾"x1" triangular pieces.

Attach to backs of cookies with icing.


You can even customize the decorating to resemble friends or family members.

Craft Notes

Adult supervision is required at all times.